discovered by 17-year-old security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan
17-year-old security researcher?
Fair play to him. At that age I was far too busy with other, aherm, "recreational" activities.
Paris because she knows all about privacy concerns.
A privacy hole in WhatsApp allowed anyone to view someone else's profile photo – even if a user had configured the mobile messenger app to only show their pic to their contacts. The privacy slip-up, which came with the debut of WhatsApp’s newly-introduced web interface at web.whatsapp.com, was discovered by 17-year-old …
"Element HInding Helper for AdBlock Plus" FTW! I've got articles down to a consistent-width of plain text.
ABP will allow you to whitelist ads on this (or any other site - or even all sites) while still allowing you to enjoy other benefits these add-ons offer.
Yes, the base ad-on allows you to block specific images but the Helper is MUCH more flexible and well worth the extra overhead, in my humble one.
If you think that's bad you should look into the way groups work.
If you add people to a group in WhatsApp and then as group admin you leave, the group is persisted and a RANDOM participant is allocated as the new admin. So if a user does this by accident, bad things can happen. Also any users who've been in the group can see each others profile pictures and phone numbers and the messages that were sent to the group even if the admin kicks them out.
Even the fact that it's phone number rather than user name based really doesn't sit right with me.
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